Jurgen Klopp said that if he never manages a club again after he’s done with Liverpool, he won’t regret it after being linked with the Real Madrid job.
El Nacional claims that Kylian Mbappe has told Madrid he will only join them on the condition that they make Jurgen Klopp their manager, replacing current boss Carlo Ancelotti with the German.
While it will likely never happen, Klopp at the Santiago Bernabeu would result in another period of dominance for the La Liga giants.
Klopp has already said that he has no ambitions of managing Real Madrid, speaking prior to his Champions League tie with the Spaniards last season: “If I had at the end of my career three clubs, Mainz, Dortmund and Liverpool, that would not be too bad?
“I would not regret it [not managing Real Madrid]. [Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid] are three good clubs. I would fit all of them!
“But I have no time and my Spanish is really bad! Real Mallorca would be nice! To live at least!”
I do wonder if this slightly opens the door for Liverpool to sign Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer.
According to Ian McGarry, who reported on the Reds’ interest in the Frenchman in the summer, Liverpool had a plan to sign Kylian Mbappe which gives him control over his career and not the club.
If the striker is so desperate to play under Klopp, he should move to Anfield next summer where he could play alongside Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and co.
Of course, the obvious financial restrictions remain, and Mbappe’s wage demands would pose an incredible obstacle to making a signing of this nature. But, if there’s the possibility for it to happen, FSG need to do everything they can to get him to move to Merseyside.
The former AS Monaco star earns £413,000 every week and, with Liverpool yet to meet Mohamed Salah’s wage demands which are in the same region, signing the 22-year-old currently seems far fetched.
Him being available for free does need to be taken into consideration as the Reds could spend what they theoretically would have on a transfer fee on funding his wages.